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Old 28th June 2020, 04:42 PM   #120
Skeptic Ginger
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Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
Just to reiterate on vaccines, Dr Fauci - whom I think everyone in this thread would defer to - is confident we will see a vaccine by the end of this year:
Count me out of that. He's already shown himself to be pussyfooting around Trump rather than coming right out and saying things that go against what Trump has said.

Fauci and the CDC have both put out interim guidelines with the following falsehoods long after the evidence was clear:
PPE not needed for people outside of healthcare
Asymptomatic spread isn't happening
Testing only needs to be done on people with symptoms or specific contact of a known case.
Other than Fauci, however, there's enough research on vaccines ongoing that the end of the year for a not quite as well tested vaccine as we would like to be available. And given the circumstances, a fast tracked vaccine is reasonable.
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